Resident Advisory Committees
Establishment and purpose
A Resident Advisory Committee is an elected body of residents at each facility of the Retirement Home established to provide a forum for all residents to express their needs, ideas, and interests through elected representatives of their respective floor or area.
A Resident Advisory Committee—
serves as a forum for ideas, recommendations, and representation to management of that facility of the Retirement Home to enhance the morale, safety, health, and well-being of residents; and
provides a means to communicate policy and general information between residents and management.
The election process for the Resident Advisory Committee at a facility of the Retirement Home shall be coordinated by the facility Ombudsman.
The Chairperson of a Resident Advisory Committee shall be elected at large and serve a two-year term.
Chairpersons serve as a liaison to the Administrator and are voting members of the Advisory Council. Chairpersons shall create meeting agendas, conduct the meetings, and provide a copy of the minutes to the Administrator, who will forward the copy to the Chief Operating Officer for approval.
At a minimum, meetings of a Resident Advisory Committee shall be conducted quarterly.
(Pub. L. 101–510, div. A, title XV, § 1516A, as added Pub. L. 112–81, div. A, title V, § 563(a), Dec. 31, 2011, 125 Stat. 1423.)